The Oxcart Library

The Oxcart Library (HMT3B)

Location: North Olmsted, OH 44070 Cuyahoga County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 24.733', W 81° 55.546'

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In 1829 the citizens of Lenox voted to change the township name to Olmsted as their part of a bargain to acquire 500 books owned by the heirs of Aaron Olmsted.

Believed to be the first publicly-owned library in the Western Reserve, the books were brought from Hartford, Connecticut, by oxcart and were stored in settlers' cabins.

The remaining 125 volumes are now housed in the North Olmsted Public Library.
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HM NumberHMT3B
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number12-18
Year Placed1979
Placed ByNorth Olmsted Landmarks Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 422628 N 4584932
Decimal Degrees41.41221667, -81.92576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.733', W 81° 55.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 43.98" N, 81° 55' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)216, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27370-27456 Butternut Ridge Rd, North Olmsted OH 44070, US
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